About Running Wild

Thank you for stopping by!

This is a blog about one of the easiest and most natural acts known to humans – it is about running. It’s an act which I adore. It’s fun, it’s healthy, it’s character forming, body-shaping and sometimes, it brings some modern warrior beast alter-ego out in me.

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For me, the beauty of running lies in the simplicity of the act itself: put one foot in front of the other, quickly and repeately, and continue to do so as fast as you dare and as long as you desire. It really is that easy. Is it then not a wonderful paradox that running is also a deliciously complex endeavour?

Most runners are joined on an eternal quest for a) ever increasing speed or b) seeking to cover ever more ridiculous distances by performing their favourite activity. Some particularly greedy buggers even want to achieve both at the same time. But even that is not enough for me; I want speed over great distances, see the world and find myself in the process (and for someone to develop a vegan-friendly energy gel that doesn’t double as an emetic, okay?).

I don’t profess that I know how this can be achieved. I am, however, constantly amazed by the weird and wonderful places where running takes me, both physically and mentally. I have been running for over ten years and I learn something new almost every day. This blog is a place for me to document and share my thoughts and experiences as an outdoor runner and seeker of new places.

I hope you enjoy my (unapologetically biassed) ramblings about my running experiences, thoughts, bruises, lessons, setbacks, trials and, if we are really lucky, perhaps even an occasional epiphany.

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19 thoughts on “About Running Wild

  1. Jim Brennan says:

    I love your feature photo of the female silhouette running. I’m always looking for new, creative photos and pics for my blog, especially running or fitness related. If you don’t mind I’d like to use this in a blog sometime, naturally I would credit the pic to fullmoonrunner and link your blog to it. I completely understand if you’d rather I not.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like yours and we share the same layout. i love the silouette.

  3. Jim Brennan says:

    Thanks!

  4. I really enjoy reading your blog, so I’ve nominated you for a blog award! http://wp.me/p3uexB-mc

  5. Hey there! πŸ™‚ Thanks also for the replies on my blog AND in doing so, for bringing me to the attention of yours! Love this ‘about/intro’!!! I’m a firm believer in running being a fundamental physical and mental ‘need’ for us to maintain a healthy lifestyle, remain aware and reconnect with the environment around us.
    TIme to immerse myself in some of your “back catalogue”…!
    “Run like the wind!” πŸ˜‰

  6. Angie says:

    I love your blog – best name ever. I wanted to nominate your blog for the Liebster Blog Award, but wanted to ask if you were cool with that first – it’s a Canadian thing.

  7. I look forward to learning more about you! I love how you described your love of running, I can totally relate! πŸ™‚

  8. Jim Brennan says:

    Fullmoonrunner, Hope all is well with you. I miss your voice.
    Please be well, and live that beautiful spirit you shared with readers.
    jim

    • It’s so nice to hear from you Jim! I’m very well, thank you – I just have done so much running, I have little time for blogging. I absolutely must change that. I’m going to attempt a crazy ultra – Transgrancanaria – next weekend! πŸ˜€ I hope you are well too!

  9. Jim Brennan says:

    Glad to hear all is well and you are healthy and running wild. It’s funny how the silence struck me and I missed your energetic voice, but all is well once I read your comment. Good luck with the Transgrancanaria, and take a few minutes to share, even a quick note. It sounds awesome. I’m registered for an ultra the end of March, a 40-miler. Can’t wait!
    Be well,
    jim

  10. Oh, that’s wonderful Jim! So we’ll be running ultras together (in spirit) after all! I’m so glad you’re well. In the absence of my blogging, I’ve sent you a friend request on Facebook – I hope that’s ok with you! πŸ˜‰

  11. Jim Brennan says:

    This will be our second race together in spirit. How cool! Some day we’ll have to do a live version thru the Highlands. I’ll accept that FB friend when I get in there. Thanks!

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